John Marshall This book gives the account of Greek philosophy which, within strict limits of brevity, shall be at once authentic and interesting—authentic, as being based on the original works themselves, and not on any secondary sources; interesting, as presenting to the ordinary English reader, in language freed as far as possible from technicality and abstruseness, the great thoughts of the greatest men of antiquity on questions of permanent significance and value.
John Marshall The book is a very detailed history of the settling of America by first the English, and then the Pilgrims and Dutch. A history of colonial Virginia and the British colonies which became the United States
John Marshall This is the life of a great man – and the birth of a great nation – written by a man very nearly the equal of his subject, drawn chiefly from Washington’s own diaries, letters and secret archives.
John Marshall The Life began as what would now be called an authorized biography. Washington’s executor selected Marshall for the writing, and Marshall alone among the early biographers was permitted access to Washington’s own papers. He took this special responsibility seriously.
John Marshall The book is Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, at January Term, 1832, Delivered by Mr. Chief Justice Marshall in the Case of Samuel A. Worcester, Plaintiff in Error, versus the State of Georgia. A writ of error was issued from the Supreme Court of the United States, directed to the honorable the Judges of the Superior Court for the County of Gwinnett, in the State of Georgia, commanding them to send to the said Supreme Court of the United States, the record and proceedings in the said Superior Court of the County of Gwinnett, between the State of Georgia, Plaintiff, and Samuel A. Worcester, Defendant, on an indictment in that Court. This writ of error was returnable on the second Monday of January, 1832, and was attested by the Honorable Henry Baldwin, one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
John Marshall Marshall's classic biography of George Washington with active table of contents.
John Marshall was an American statesman who helped shape the constitutional law and make the supreme court a center of power; he was Chief Justice of the supreme court from 1801 to 1835. Marshall greatly admired Washhington and this biography was the result. The book is based on records and papers provided by the President's family. Historians have often praised its accuracy and well-reasoned judgments.
John Marshall & David Widger The five collected volumes of a comprehensive biography of George Washington — “Compiled under the inspection of the honourable Bushrod Washington, original papers bequeathed to him by his deceased relative, and now in possession of the author. To which is prefixed an introduction, containing a compendious view of the colonies planted by the English on the continent of North America, from their settlement to the commencement of that war which terminated in their independence.”
John Marshall John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) is perhaps America’s greatest jurist. As the Chief Justice of the United States from 1801–35, Marshall’s opinions helped lay the basis for American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was also Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801.
As the longest-serving Chief Justice of the United States, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system. Most notably, he reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the Constitution. Thus, Marshall cemented the position of the American judiciary as an independent and influential branch of government. Furthermore, the Marshall Court made several important decisions relating to federalism, affecting the balance of power between the federal government and the states during the early years of the republic. In particular, he repeatedly confirmed the supremacy of federal law over state law, and supported an expansive reading of the enumerated powers.
Marshall was also a great admirer of George Washington and found time to write a comprehensive biography of the Father of America. Marshall wrote between 1805 and 1807, and his Life of Washington was based on records and papers provided to him by the late president's family. Historians have often praised its accuracy and well-reasoned judgments. This edition of Marshall’s Life of George Washington is specially formatted with a Table of Contents.
John Marshall Within eight years of the death of George Washington in 1799, the first major biography of “the father of his country” was written by John Marshall and published in five volumes. Marshall, who later became Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was induced to the task by the first President’s nephew, Bushrod Washington. Marshall’s own principal biographer, Albert J. Beveridge, has described The Life of George Washington as “to this day the fullest and most trustworthy treatment of that period from the conservative point of view.” In fact, so significant is the biography that Marshall later executed a one-volume abridgment, first published in 1838 and used widely for generations in American schools and colleges. The twentieth and final version of the abridgement, published in 1849, is the text reproduced in the new Liberty Fund edition of what Charles A. Beard has praised as a “great” and “masterly” biography. The editors’ foreword and notes, together with maps of major battle campaigns not included in the original edition, make this edition especially attractive for classroom use. The Appendices include Washington’s Speech to the Officers of the Army (15 March 1783), Address to Congress on Resigning Commission (23 December 1783), Letter to Congress Transmitting Proposed Constitution (17 September 1787), First Inaugural Address (30 April 1789), and Farewell Address (19 September 1796).
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John Marshall A writ of error was issued from the Supreme Court of the United States, directed to "the honorable the Judges of the Superior Court for the County of Gwinnett, in the State of Georgia," commanding them to "send to the said Supreme Court of the United States, the record and proceedings in the said Superior Court of the County of Gwinnett, between the State of Georgia, Plaintiff, and Samuel A. Worcester, Defendant, on an indictment in that Court."
This writ of error was returnable on the second Monday of January, 1832, and was attested by the Honorable Henry Baldwin, one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
A citation was issued, directed to "the State of Georgia," dated October 27, 1831, and signed by the Honorable Henry Baldwin, by which the said State was cited to show cause why the error in the judgment against Samuel A. Worcester, in the writ of error mentioned, if there was any error, should not be arrested, and why speedy justice should not be done to the parties in that behalf.
The citation was served on his Excellency Wilson Lumpkin, Governor of the State of Georgia, on the 24th November, 1831, and on Charles J. Jenkins, Esq. Attorney General of the said State, on the 22d November, 1831.
The writ of error was returned to the Supreme Court of the United States, with the record of the proceedings in the Court for the County of Gwinnett annexed thereto, and with the following certificate, under the seal of the Court:
Georgia, Gwinnett County, ss.
I, John G. Park, Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of Gwinnett, and State aforesaid, do certify that the annexed and foregoing is a full and complete exemplification of the proceedings and judgment had in said Court, against Samuel A. Worcester, one of the Defendants in the case therein mentioned as of record in the said Superior Court.
Given under my hand, and the seal of the Court, this 28th day of November, 1831.